Cheap Places to Drink in Dubai

Dubai’s a wonderful city and one of the great things about it is being able to enjoy a drink in many places while also taking in the Arabian culture.  One downside is usually it can be quite expensive to have a drink in Dubai, so you have to keep your eyes open and look for the best places around.

There are some great spots to have a drink in Dubai and here are some of the best, cheapest places around.

Cheap drinks go great with a cheap hotel in Dubai.

Calabar at the Address Hotel

Calabar was Time out Dubai’s 2013 best outdoor bar in their music and nightlife category.  Calabar’s location gives you a great view of the Dubai Fountain show at the base of the Burj Khalifa.  Calabar regularly has international DJs and an impressive drinks list.

Trader Vic’s at the Crowne Plaza

Trader Vic’s at the Crown Plaza offers a relaxed environment to enjoy drinks and food.  The location at the Crowne Plaza gives great access to other bars and nightlife in Dubai and is only a short distance from Downtown Dubai.

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Warehouse, Le Meridien

Warehouse offers 4 bars and 2 restaurants in Dubai with a sushi bar, wine cellar, beer garden and an entertainment lounge with eclectic cocktails, Warehouse is the place to be for a wallet-friendly drink.  Enjoy the vodka bar or try sake before visiting the lounge to enjoy local and international DJs.

Fai, Souk Al Bahar

Situated in the iconic Souk Al Bahar in Downtown Dubai, opposite the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa, Fai gives a beautifully serene view of the Dubai Fountains.  This Asian-inspired lounge is known for its cocktails, great music and amazing views.

Fibber Magee’s, Sheikh Zayed Road

A great little Irish pub, Fibber Magee’s on Sheikh Zayed Road is a laid-back, swiftly-served little emerald gem in Dubai.  With a charming interior full of mismatched chairs and barrel tables, you’ll remember this beautiful little pub and you’ll be bringing all of your friends down for a night out.

Stables, Sheikh Zayed Road

This horse racing themed pub is spacious and often has music playing but the main focus are the many screens showing sports (mainly horse racing but you’ll find plenty of other sports shown too).  This place is full of character and you’ll have an extraordinary time.

George and the Dragon

This quintessentially-British named pub is a proper little British-pub-abroad.  You’ll find plenty of decent priced drinks.  A replication of what you’re used to back home, the George and the Dragon shows the best Premier League matches, dartboards and pool tables that just really bring that feeling of being back in the UK.